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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

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$$ - $$$
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700 W 125th St, New York City, NY 10027-2314 (12th Avenue)
+1 212-694-1777
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Hackensack, New Jersey
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163 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Dino BBQ is a place where my family regularly visits when we head into NYC. Located on 125th Dino BBQ provides great BBQ away from the madness of mid town. Dino BBQ location is tough for drive in parkers but there are spots up the hill or a block over. The area is safe, so dont avoid this experience because... More 

Thank Traveler860_203
New York City, New York
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The bar-b-que is awesome - smoky, tender and the sauce is perfect. Don't miss the fried green tomatoes, mac & cheese, syracuse salted potatoes, iceberg wedge. We were too full to try dessert! Several fish options and the vegetarian smoked portobello mushroom sandwich is great. Hostess was very rude (which is why this is a 4-star rating) but the bartender... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take the train to Columbia University, have a wander, head out riverside by the Hudson, head north out the park, drop down the steps and below the overpass and it's there. When you walk in the door, smell the bonfire, it's meat from heaven, food of the gods, service with a huge smile and some outstanding draft beers. 5 star!... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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279 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

This urban honky-tonk joint serves pretty good bbq and the traditional bbq sides and appetizers. We enjoyed the deviled eggs, fried green tomatoes and bbq wings for appetizers and the pulled pork and spare ribs for our entrees. Good sides were the mac-n-cheese, potato salad and small wedge salads with house-made blue cheese dressing. The desserts were lackluster. Service was... More 

1 Thank AHRESQ
Scarborough, New York
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275 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We go here a least once a year when visiting New York City (we live 30 miles north). We like the food and particularly enjoy the chicken wings, ribs and side dishes. During out last visit the service was totally unacceptable. They were not that busy but we had to wait 20 minutes to place our order and they took... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Nothing better that to start saying: this place is worth it! if you are looking for a lively place with good (American) and not very expensive food, please come in! The place was packed even though it was raining dogs and cats outside, and that gives you an idea of how well known this place is. It was even late... More 

2 Thank Cristian V
Northampton, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We were recommended this restaurant and we came here for my sons 21st birthday. Easy to book (so busy no booking no table) and wasn't disappointed. The atmosphere was buzzing and great, the food plenty and tasty and very reasonable, the staff fabulous. We had 6 meals (combo) 12 bottles of beer, 2 wines, 2 desserts and the bill was... More 

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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

You wouldn't think an American BBQ place would have gluten free options! But this place is one of the best in the city and it has it's own dedicated menu for those that are gluten intolerant. In saying that, my Partner is a coeliac and the server was very understanding of his allergy and eased our mind. I ordered the... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I will keep this brief. This place was fantastic! The portions were a good size, could I have ate more? Yes but I'm greedy. Drinks and food were delivered pretty quickly and staff were friendly. We ate there New Years Eve, the staff came around handing out party hats before we left. Go and find it :)

Thank Matt-Cdf-2014
Preston, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

My hubby wanted to go to a good BBQ place whilst in NY. We settled on Dinosaur after reading the TA reviews, and they did not disappoint! We both got ribs, pulled pork and brisket plate - very good, especially the ribs! The mac and cheese side is also lovely! Very creamy!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
American, Bar, Barbecue
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 W 125th St, New York City, NY 10027-2314
    (12th Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: 1 train @ 125th Street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City
  • Phone Number: +1 212-694-1777

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?